Working with a professional recruiter, whether an employer or employee, can be one of the best decisions, as there are many benefits.
For the employer:
It opens the door to quality candidates who would otherwise be working privately with a professional recruiter.
It saves valuable time since the recruiter manages all the details of the process of weeding through all prospects.
It saves money as a quality recruiter will know what you’re looking for and is invested in you, saving you time and money retraining someone new.
Their experience allows them to help you navigate an accurate job description and drill down your company’s cultural needs.
For the employee:
Since employers don’t openly advertise openings, a recruiter will have insight into more opportunities.
You will have more visibility as companies who realize the benefit of working with a recruiter will prioritize who they bring to them.
Expert advice from a recruiter is invaluable as they’ve been through this process many times and understand the needs of their clients, the employer.
If you’re currently employed, a professional recruiter will ensure complete privacy so that you don’t jeopardize your current position.
The above points highlight just some of the benefits of using the services of a professional recruiter. However, there is something we didn’t address, and it should be one of the most crucial requirements to look for when partnering with a reputable company.
When interviewing a potential recruiter, you need to ask about their experience in your industry. To further narrow the questions, drill down to the specific positions you need to fill within that industry.
Many recruiters claim to be able to work with every sector, which makes it challenging to keep up with focusing on top talent in every field.
Sure, you may give them all the questions you would like covered, but if they don’t know how to dissect and analyze the responses, you may end up meeting with unqualified candidates and wasting your valuable time.
For instance, let’s say you’re a technology company. Someone with just a general knowledge of that industry won’t be familiar with the necessary terms, acronyms, and skill levels to properly communicate with the employer and potential candidates. A recruiter who specializes in specific industries will continuously take steps to educate themselves in that industry.
When the recruiter is actively interviewing on your behalf and demonstrate their clear knowledge of your company and the position they’re seeking to fill, you look better to prospects.
This level of understanding attracts top talent who may help fill a future pipeline with people like themselves.